WE ARE OPEN
SENIOR PANTRY HOUR
1:00 - 2:00PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
11:30AM - 1:30PM
2:30 - 6:00PM
AUGUST 21, 2021
Residents of Newton or Brighton
The Centre Street Food Pantry provides families within our community with consistent access to nutritious food in a dignified, sensitive and inclusive environment.
We welcome and serve residents of Newton and our neighbors who live in:
Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley & West Roxbury
If you need to find food when we are closed you can dial 211 from your phone or click below.
Every month hundreds of volunteers come together to bring food to hundreds more in need.
With your financial support and their hard work we distributed over half a million pounds of food in 2020.
Food insecurity persists.
Our collective work continues.
Take a look at our photo gallery to see us at work!
HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVE PRE-PACKED BAGS OF FRESH PRODUCE, DRY, COLD AND FROZEN FOODS
SENIOR (65+) HOUSEHOLDS OF 1-2 PEOPLE MAY CHOOSE THEIR COLD AND FROZEN FOODS IF THEY VISIT DURING THE TUESDAY SENIOR HOUR.
HOUSEHOLDS MAY RECEIVE GROCERIES ONCE A MONTH.
IF YOU LIVE IN NEWTON OR BRIGHTON AND CANNOT VISIT OUR PANTRY, GROCERY DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO OUR DELIVERY LIST, PLEASE EMAIL US AND PROVIDE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, CITY AND FAMILY SIZE.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR A REFERRAL SIGNATURE OR INCOME ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE GROCERIES.
By the end of June, we had provided groceries to seniors, adults and families with children in 4,700 shopping visits.
We registered over 350 new families. New family registrations are lower than last year but the total number of families served every month is not.
While we receive donations from vendor partners and specific foods are free, funded by the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP), every week we purchase fresh produce, dairy or eggs, grocery items, diapers and personal care products.
Local families greatly appreciate what they receive.
Kids Need Food This Summer
YOU CAN HELP!
Half of all children who receive a subsidized school lunch are food insecure at home.
We give all families with children a "Kids Club" bag with extra food that kids love to eat.
Please donate to our Summer Fundraiser to support our Kids Club program!
We want to share our concern and support for the Haitian community during this turbulent time in Haiti. We recognize that the Haitian people regularly face food insecurity in their native country due to climate change disasters, political and civil unrest, unemployment and most recently COVID-19.
While we cannot alleviate food insecurity in Haiti, we voice our commitment to do so for all who live in the communities we serve. Some of these communities have become new homes for Haitians but those living here have loved ones who remain in Haiti. We cannot imagine the stress and worry that our Haitian neighbors are now experiencing. We hope that our efforts will help strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of their families, both here and abroad.